Sceney, old school, and Italian; three qualities that sum up Bar Pitti. Located next to Da Silvano on the corner of 6th Ave and Houston Street, Bar Pitti is one of the sceniest restaurants in New York City. Go prepared for an hour or more wait, especially if you are seeking an outdoor table on the famous Pitti patio on a summer night, and be sure to bring your appetite. Bar Pitti will leave you full, satisfied, and in no rush to leave your table’s prime real estate…
Two things to note about Bar Pitti. One, the restaurant is cash only and two, don’t be alarmed by the seemingly nobread unfriendly menu! About 20 daily specials are listed on a black chackboard that is passed from table to table. On this menu you will find nobread friendly antipasti additions, as well as meat and fish options that are perfect for the nobread crowd. Salmon with zucchini, bronzino, octopus, arugula salads and more. There are no gluten free breads or pastas offered which is disappointing as these Italian classics look amazing. From the standard menu, the caprese, carpaccio, and proscuitto nobread are seen on just about every table. The insalata mista as well as the omlette del giorno are both nobread approved, and although they are not as appetizing as the heavy Italian favorites, they are still suitable nobread orders.
Bar Pitti isn’t too expensive, serves quality food, and might take the cake for the best outdoor dining scene in New York City. Don’t fret when you hear how long your wait is or don’t understand which items on the menu are suitable for the nobread diet, the wait will be shorter than you expect AND there are countless options on the specials board to make your dining expereince an enjoyable one.